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DETROIT — Mike Napoli and Pete Kozma hit solo homers as part of a 12-hit Rangers barrage off Matthew Boyd, supporting Yu Darvish through five innings as Texas took a 5-2 win over the Josh Donaldson Women’s Jersey Tigers on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game series at Comerica Park.

The Rangers (24-21) have won 11 of their last 12, and eight of their last nine in Detroit. The Tigers finished a 3-3 homestand against Baltimore and Texas, falling back to .500 at 21-21 before embarking on a three-city, 11-game road trip.

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“We are just playing good baseball,” Napoli said. “This is what we envisioned in Spring Training, how we wanted to play. We got off to a rough start, but we got it figured out. We need to just need to keep it rolling.”

Though eight of the Rangers’ first 15 batters had base hits off Boyd (2-4), all but one of them were singles, allowing the young left-hander to limit the damage and hang with Darvish in a 2-2 game. Napoli’s 10th homer of the season, a tape-measure shot in the fifth inning, put Texas up for good. Kozma’s first home run since 2013 padded the lead, as did Jonathan Lucroy’s RBI double in the ninth.

“He had a lot of traffic,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said of Boyd. “He was able to wiggle out of some of it, but the more guys you put on base, generally speaking, the more runs you end up giving up. And that’s basically what’s happened.”

Darvish (5-2) walked four batters in Josh Donaldson Jersey five innings but utilized a sharp slider for seven strikeouts. Ian Kinsler’s leadoff home run and Miguel Cabrera’s second-inning RBI single comprised the scoring against him.

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Party at the camera well: Napoli’s drive toward the center-field shrubs looked eerily similar to a home run he hit off Anibal Sanchez in Game 5 of the 2013 ALCS. His drive off a Boyd slider Sunday night was projected by Statcast™ at 446 feet, and hit the camera well below the fountain in center. More >

Darvish ends early threats: Though Darvish gave up single runs in the first and second innings, the Tigers had chances for much more. Detroit loaded the bases after Kinsler’s homer in the first, but Darvish escaped with a Tyler Collins flyout to right. An inning later, Darvish stranded two runners by striking out J.D. Martinez, whose red-hot hitting since his return from the disabled list last week ended in an 0-for-4, three-strikeout night. More >

“After that first inning, we had people on here and there, but we didn’t really do much against him,” Ausmus said. “He was never really in danger other than the first inning. But we had good at-bats, and as a result the pitch count went up and he was out of the game relatively early for a pitcher of his stature.”

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“You throw sinkers and a ground ball finds a hole. You throw a changeup and a guy hits it off the end of the bat. Or you jam a guy and it flares down the line or whatever. Stuff happens. It’s out of your control.” — Boyd on his 12 hits over 5 1/3 innings

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Napoli’s home run had an exit velocity of 111.3 mph, making it his second-hardest hit homer in the Statcast™ era. His 463-foot home run off Minnesota’s Tyler Duffey last Sept. 9 had an exit velocity of 111.5 mph.

Kinsler’s leadoff homer was the 42nd of his career, moving him into a tie for sixth place on the all-time Major League list. He’s tied with former Tiger Curtis Granderson.

STEALING SIGNS?
Cabrera and Rangers reliever Sam Dyson exchanged words at the end of the seventh inning, after Dyson saw Cabrera at second base signaling to batters. Ausmus called it a misunderstanding, explaining that Cabrera was telling teammates Dyson had a changeup and wasn’t stealing signs.

“I told him he was too smart,” Dyson said. “He said, ‘What did you say?’ I turned around. I might have said it twice. I wasn’t a Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey, I was telling him he was too smart. I thought he might have been [stealing] signs. He wasn’t. No worries. No issues. No complaints.”

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Rangers: Right-hander Andrew Cashner opens up Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey a three-game series with the Red Sox at 6:10 p.m. (CT) Tuesday at Fenway Park. Cashner will make his first career start against the Red Sox. The Rangers are 39-23 against the Red Sox since the beginning of the 2009 season.

Tigers: The Lone Star State stretch of the schedule continues Monday in Houston, where the Tigers open a four-game series against the Astros with an 8:10 p.m. ET contest at Minute Maid Park. Michael Fulmer (5-1, 2.72) takes a 3-0 record in May and a five-game unbeaten streak into his start opposite Brad Peacock. Victor Martinez is expected to return to Detroit’s lineup following three games off for paternity leave.

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Tigers’ Alex Avila shows improvement at plate Josh Donaldson Women’s Jersey

DETROIT — Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has said more than once this season that catcher Alex Avila has played more than he was expected to. But the way Avila has swung the bat so far, in Josh Donaldson Women’s Jersey what is starting to look like a renaissance season for the 30-year-old, there’s no easy way to dispute the manager’s decision.

“He keeps hitting like this, he’s going to find himself playing every day,” Ausmus said.

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In 2011, in his second full season with the Tigers, Avila was an All-Star and won a Silver Slugger Award. But as his prime years approached, concussion woes took their toll. He suffered concussions each of the following three seasons, then played in fewer than 70 games in both ’15 and ’16.

But now, sharing the backstop with James McCann, Avila has put up impressive offensive numbers. Entering Sunday, he was slashing .382/.488/.706 through 25 games with 12 extra-base hits and 18 RBIs. Through May 20 in 2011, the best year of his career to this point, his slash line was .283/.346/.525.

“I told him it’s like old times,” starting pitcher Justin Verlander said Josh Donaldson Jersey. “It’s a lot of fun to watch. I know he’s worked really hard to get himself back. .. I mean, the talent’s there. We saw it early in his career.”

While Avila’s strikeout rate is almost identical to this time in 2011, his power numbers and walk rate – from 10 percent in ’11 to 20.6 percent in ’17 – are up big time.

“I think he’s attacking the ball in the zone more,” Ausmus said. “He’s never really gone outside the zone, but at times would get Josh Donaldson Canada Day Jersey a little conservative in the zone.”

The outside part of the zone is where Avila has been most aggressive, hammering balls in the upper-middle, upper-outside and middle-outside sections of the strike zone. His average exit velocities in those zones have been 106.8 mph, 102.9 mph and 102.4 mph, respectively, according to Statcast™.

Avila is in a zone right now where he’s hitting the ball to different fields based on where it’s pitched. On Saturday, he pulled a middle-inside fastball to right for a homer, while also doubling to left on a low and away pitch.

“I know Josh Donaldson Youth Jersey most of my power is going to be to left-center, usually,” Avila said. “At least that’s where a lot of times I’ve been most consistent. But when a ball’s in, I am gonna have to show that I can pull a ball as well.”

His health is a factor that’s now working in his favor. A few years removed from concussions, Avila has emerged as a true weapon in the Tigers’ offense.

“I think he got beat up for a period of time and you’re seeing what he can do,” Verlander said. “I mean Blue Jays Canada Day Jersey, he started an All-Star Game. I think he’s just healthy and feeling good and doing what he can.”

Jordan Horrobin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Fulmer, Custom Yankees Jersey Tyler Collins help Tigers beat Orioles

DETROIT — Michael Fulmer continues to defy the idea of a sophomore slump.
Custom Yankees Jersey The reigning American League Rookie of the Year delivered seven strong innings, supported by two Tyler Collins home runs, for his fourth win in his last five starts as the Tigers took a 5-4 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.

Fulmer (5-1) gave up four runs, three earned, to a slugging O’s lineup that overpowered Tigers pitching in a 13-inning game one night earlier, but he
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“Obviously, I didn’t want to give up that many runs,” said Fulmer, whose previous season high was three runs allowed. “But I feel like they hit every mistake that I made. I thought I had my best stuff today, or close to it. Velocity
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• Iglesias’ glove flip goes viral

The Orioles took a 1-0 lead on Fulmer in the second inning, but it could’ve been more if not for Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias, whose great glove flip to Ian Kinsler at second forced out Trey Mancini on a bases-loaded grounder by J.J. Hardy. Fulmer followed by striking out Seth Smith to end the inning.

Both of Collins’ homers came off Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2), who left before the sixth inning for the fifth time in seven starts this season.

“We were using a lot of fastball. Early in the game — a lot of offspeed, and it Women’s Authentic Personalized New York Yankees Home White Baseball Jersey looked like there wasn’t the offspeed. Anything offspeed that he’d throw, they were on it,” Orioles catcher Welington Castillo said of Jimenez, who has a 6.52 ERA on the season. “We tried to change that and then attack more with the fastball in and out. I think that’s why he got through five innings or whatever he threw. Just a couple mistakes. Two hanging changeups to Collins, and the split, too. I think that cost the game.”

• Short starts a trend for O’s

The O’s moved the tying run to third base in the ninth, but Justin Wilson drew a check-swing call from first-base umpire CB Bucknor to strike out Manny Machado and wrap up his third save.

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Collins connects: The last time Collins had a base hit was May 1, in the middle of the Tigers’ previous homestand. He had been 0-for-30 since then until he drove a Jimenez slider 416 feet to left-center field with one out in the second Men’s Authentic Personalized Oakland Athletics Home White Baseball Jersey inning, opening the Tigers’ scoring. With runners on second and third and two outs in the fifth, Collins pulled another Jimenez pitch into the right-field seats, pulling Detroit in front for good. More >

Fulmer silences O’s in seventh: For the second straight night, Baltimore had a chance to rally from a go-ahead homer. This time, however, Fulmer sent down the middle of the Orioles’ order after Smith’s leadoff single put the potential tying run on base in the seventh. Machado’s groundout moved Smith to second, but with first base open, Fulmer opted to pitch to Chris Davis, recovering from a 2-0 count with three straight fastballs inside — one fouled off, one missed, the other drawing a called third strike.

“You can see why he’s so good. He figured out a way to get through seven innings,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Fulmer. “Really some of his best stuff of the night was in that seventh inning. Really shortened the game for them.”

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“I see it as experiences that you have to learn and grow from it. Get better every day. I’m thankful for the opportunity and I just want to get better every day.” — Orioles pitcher Miguel Castro, who was recalled after just one outing at Double-A Bowie to help the bullpen

“He wanted another four-seam fastball, and I said, ‘Well, I think those last two four-seams that he swung at were off the plate a little bit, so I think if he sees another one in there, he’s going to give up on it. Let’s go front-door sinker here.’
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Collins is the first player since at least 1913 to enter a game with an 0-for-30 streak or longer and respond with a multi-homer game, according to STATS, Inc.

WHAT’S NEXT
Orioles: Dylan Bundy (5-1, 2.26), unbeaten in his last six starts, will try to take
Click Here the series for Baltimore as the three-game set wraps up Thursday with a 1:05 p.m. ET finale at Comerica Park. Bundy’s lone career outing against Detroit was a relief appearance last season.

Tigers: Jordan Zimmermann (3-2, 6.28) takes the mound for Thursday’s series finale, trying to break the hex that the O’s have put on him. He’s 2-4 with a 5.82 ERA against Baltimore dating back to his Washington days, including six runs in an inning-plus last year.

 

Tigers to put Adduci on DL, Custom Cardinals Jersey activate Martinez

ANAHEIM — J.D. Martinez is returning to the Tigers ahead of schedule. The right fielder, who began the year on the disabled list, will join the club in Anaheim on
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Adduci was in the original lineup for the opener against the Angels, batting seventh and starting in right field, but was a late scratch. The severity of the
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“Once this happened in BP, to me, it was really a no brainer [to reinstate Martinez],” Ausmus said.

Martinez was in the Minors rehabbing a ligament strain in his right foot
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Ausmus said ideally Martinez would have played a few more games at Triple-A before joining the Tigers in Anaheim this weekend or in Detroit early next week, but the Adduci injury accelerated Martinez’s timeline. Martinez is likely to be in the lineup for his season debut Friday night at Angel Stadium. Ausmus said the
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“There might be some residual soreness in the foot, but he feels fine moving around,” Ausmus said. “He was hoping to get more at-bats in terms of
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Adduci’s bases-clearing triple DET@OAK: Adduci drives in three runs in the 6thJim Adduci smokes a ball down the right-field line for a bases-clearing triple, extending the Tigers’ lead to 5-0

The oblique injury is a tough break for Adducci, who was performing well in his first Major League action since 2014. He’s hitting .318 (14-for-44) with six extra-base hits through 13 games this season.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. This story was
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Custom Blue Jays Jersey Tigers will try to gain traction vs. Angels

The Angels have dominated Detroit over the last five years, with wins in 23 of the
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That recent history is far from Detroit manager Brad Ausmus’ mind, however. He said before Thursday night’s series-opening 7-1 victory that it has no bearing in
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“It’s a new day,” Ausmus said. “Rosters change, we have some new faces, they have some new faces. Really couldn’t care any less about it. I look at it the way I
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The Tigers will send right-hander Jordan Zimmermann to the mound in the second game of the series Friday. He’ll be opposed by Matt Shoemaker, who’s
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Things to know about this game

• Shoemaker was tagged for five earned runs on five hits, including two homers, in six-plus innings Saturday in Oakland. He has given up nine home runs in 38 innings this season, after yielding 18 in 160 innings in 2016.

• Zimmermann’s four-seam fastball has been hit hard this season. When he ends an at-bat with that pitch, opponents are slugging .745, second highest in the Majors (minimum 40 at-bats). Zimmermann is the only pitcher to have allowed seven home runs on four-seamers.

• Angels slugger Albert Pujols is four home runs shy of a milestone 600. He’s also
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With an adjustment custom saints jersey period behind him, Brent Honeywell is making strides with every start for Triple-A Durham.

The Rays’ No. 2 prospect (No. 26 overall) struck out 10 batters in six innings for the Bulls on Thursday afternoon, both season highs for Honeywell in his five starts since receiving a promotion to Triple-A. He threw 70 of his 98 pitches for strikes, allowing two earned runs on eight hits, but ultimately took the loss as Durham fell to Columbus, 3-1.

Honeywell, 22, turned in several uneven performances upon reaching the Triple-A level, posting a 5.87 ERA in 15 1/3 innings across his first three starts. He rebounded to throw 5 1/3 scoreless frames with eight strikeouts in his next turn, however, and then built on that outing on Thursday in his best start for the Bulls.

Overall, Honeywell has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his five starts. He’s pitched to a 4.05 ERA in that span, with customized new orleans saints jersey 32 strikeouts and five walks in 26 2/3 innings.

Rays top prospect Willy Adames’ (No. 18 overall) second home run of the season, a solo shot in the second inning, accounted for Durham’s lone run in the loss. He was one of two Bulls players to collect two hits (2-for-4).

The rest of the best performances from top prospects Thursday

• Making his season debut, No. 28 overall prospect Jose De Leon (Rays’ No. 3) punched out seven batters in 3 1/3 innings for Class A Advanced Charlotte. The 24-year-old righty threw 61 pitches (41 strikes) in the outing, allowing two earned runs on five hits. De Leon had been sidelined since Spring Training with a right flexor mass strain.

• Pitching deep into games hasn’t been an issue for No. 52 overall prospect Erick Fedde this season. The Nationals’ No. 2 prospect worked seven innings for the fourth time in five starts for Double-A Harrisburg, ultimately allowing two earned runs on five hits and one walk. He recorded seven strikeouts and 10 ground-ball outs while finding the zone with 62 of his 99 pitches.

Cardinals Nos. 5 and 11 prospects Harrison Bader and Paul DeJong each tallied two hits and three RBIs to lead Triple-A Memphis past El Paso, 6-4. Bader went deep twice in the contest, hitting a two-run shot in the fourth inning and then adding a solo shot in the sixth personalized Saints jersey to push his season total to six. DeJong, meanwhile, connected on a three-run shot in the first for his eighth homer in 32 games.

• Padres No. 6 prospect Fernando Tatis Jr. filled out the stat sheet as he went 2-for-4 with four runs scored and two RBIs out of the leadoff spot for Class A Fort Wayne. One of those hits was a two-run homer, his third of the season, and the 18-year-old shortstop also walked twice and recorded his eighth steal. Jorge Ona (No. 7), playing in his fourth game since returning from a quadriceps injury, drove in Tatis three times before finishing with a career-high 5 RBIs in a 3-for-3 performance.

• Tigers No. 7 prospect Mike Gerber connected on a pair of home runs in his third straight multi-hit game for Double-A Erie. It also marked the fourth career multi-homer game for the 24-year-old outfielder, who’s slashing .326/.383/.504 on the season.

• Nick Kingham also made his 2017 debut, and it couldn’t have gone better for the Pirates’ No. 7 prospect. The right-hander did not allow a hit for four-plus innings en route to completing five scoreless frames of one-hit ball, with zero strikeouts personalized New Orleans Saints jersey and walks, for Class A Bradenton. Though the 25-year-old righty missed much of 2015-16 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, it was an ankle injury that sidelined him for the first month of this season.

“I just got ahead of guys, attacked with the fastball and used both sides of the plate,” Kingham told MiLB.com. “They were putting balls in play and I had good defense behind me. It was just huge tonight that my defense took some hits away.”

• Blue Jays No. 10 prospect Justin Maese, 20, set a season high with seven strikeouts as he went the distance for Class A Lansing in a 4-1 win over Kane County. He permitted Men’s Washington Redskins Nike 95 Jonathan Allen Team Color Red Elite Jersey one earned run on five hits and one walk and needed just 103 pitches (69 strikes) to notch his first career nine-inning complete game. Maese has now compiled 23 innings across his past three starts, each of which has seen the right-hander complete at least seven frames.

• Phillies No. 13 prospect Rhys Hoskins powered Triple-A Lehigh Valley to a 10-7 win for Buffalo without hitting a homer. The slugging first baseman drove in half of his team’s runs in a 4-for-5 performance that included a bases-clearing triple — his second in 168 games since the start of the 2016 season. The five-RBI game boosted Hoskins’ season total to 26 through 33 games, during which he’s hitting a robust .348/.422/.652.

Mets No. 23 prospect P.J. Conlon took the loss for Double-A Binghamton despite tossing eight innings of one-run ball. The 23-year-old lefty scattered five hits and struck out http://www.ecustomfootballshirts.com/Customized-New-Orleans-Saints-Jersey six in the season-long outing, also generating 11 ground-ball outs. He’s posted a 2.88 ERA with a 41-to-6 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 40 2/3 innings (seven starts) this season.

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There Custom Giants Jersey hasn’t been a sophomore slump so far for Detroit right-hander Michael Fulmer. The reigning American League Rookie of the Year has been arguably the best pitcher for the Tigers in 2017, leading the decorated staff with a 2.77 ERA through six starts.

Fulmer (3-1) is set to take the mound for the Tigers on Thursday evening in Anaheim for the series opener of a four-game set against the Angels. Friday in Oakland, Fulmer pieced together his finest start of the year, setting season highs with eight innings and nine strikeouts while allowing two runs (one earned) to secure the victory.

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The 24-year-old said he’s focused on developing his slider this season, like he did in 2016 with his changeup.

“It just comes with repetition,” Fulmer said. “It took me a while for the changeup last year. I know the slider’s been good for my career so far. We’re just going to have to work on it a little more.”

The Angels will counter with right-hander JC Ramirez (3-2), who has been a steady presence since being pressed into starting duties for the injury-depleted Los Angeles pitching staff. In five starts, he’s 1-2 with a 3.45 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 30 strikeouts and nine walks in 28 2/3 innings of work.

Things to know about this game

• Barring any setbacks, Angels star outfielder Mike Trout is expected to be in the starting lineup for Thursday’s contest after missing the previous five games with a strained left hamstring. He’s in the New York Giants midst of a career-best 17-game hitting streak, batting .391 (25-of-64) with five homers and 11 RBIs in that span.

• Albert Pujols has a .356 (58-for-163) batting average against the Tigers since 2001, tops among active players with at least 150 plate appearances.

• Ramirez can get up near triple digits with his fastball, but he’s found success by pumping sliders to right-handed batters in his first season as a starter. Ramirez has gone with the slider personalized NY Giants jersey on 58.8 percent of his pitches to right-handers so far, the highest usage rate of any big leaguer who’s thrown at least 250 pitches to righties in 2017. Statcast metrics say that approach has largely worked for Ramirez, who has allowed only one barreled ball and an 84.4 mph average exit velocity overall when twirling sliders to righties.

Alex Espinoza is a contributor to http://www.ecustomfootballshirts.com/Customized-New-York-Giants-Jersey based in the Bay Area. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Custom Nationals Jersey Tigers Justin Wilson replaces K-Rod

PHOENIX — Francisco Rodriguez is out and Justin Wilson is in as closer, Tigers
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Ausmus made the move after the veteran right-hander blew saves on Saturday
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K-Rod now has four blown saves in 11 opportunities and the 16-year veteran has
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Statcast™ metrics tell completely different stories when it comes to the fastballs of Rodriguez and Wilson this season. Rodriguez has lost over 1 mph of velocity on his four-seam fastball from last year, and has seen his ground ball rate drop from 46 percent in 2016 to just 26 percent this season. Subsequently, opposing batters have posted a .368 average against the pitch. Meanwhile, opponents have
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“For right now and for the time being we’re going to go ahead use [Wilson] to close out games,” Ausmus said. “Hopefully we’ll get Frankie back into some softer situations, get his command back. Get his stuff back to where it was. Justin Wilson has been our most consistent reliever all year. To me, it’s a no-brainer.”

Rodriguez has walked five and struck out 13 in 11 2/3 innings. He has seven saves, but opposing hitters are batting .352 off him and his WHIP is 2.06. Last season, he recorded 44 saves and had a 3.24 ERA in 61 appearances.

The left-handed Wilson, in stark contrast, has a 1.32 ERA in 15 outings, all in a
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“There are use limitations,” Ausmus said about how much he can pitch Wilson. “I don’t really like throwing him in more than a couple of games in a row unless pitch counts are real low. I think that will preserve him over the course of the season.

“Ideally, I’d like to get Frankie into a few games where he can work on some stuff. If he does that and Justin’s thrown a couple of days in a row I might go back to Frankie that third day to close if need be.”

Wilson has had two saves in his career, one coming this year against the Red Sox during the first week of the season.Wilson’s first save of 2017 BOS@DET: Wilson shuts the door in the 9thJustin Wilson gets Steve Selsky looking for the final out of the game, picking up his first save of the season in the Tigers’ 4-1 win

Rodriguez, 35, has 437 saves in his career, the most among active pitchers and fourth on the all-time list behind Mariano Rivera (652), Trevor Hoffman (601) and Lee Smith (478).

Ausmus, a big league catcher for 18 seasons, said that he told Rodriguez about the move in a 3 p.m. PT clubhouse meeting on Tuesday and said the pitcher “took it great.”

“It wasn’t an easy decision in the sense that Frankie has a long track record,” Ausmus said. “He’s one of the best closers in the history of the game. It’s not easy to tell a guy who’s been so good at something for so long that you’re taking him out of that role for the time being. But this might not be a permanent change if things turn around.”

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Most mixed-league owners should drop Rodriguez — who posted a marginal 3.83 FIP last season before running into significant troubles this year — and head to
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OAKLAND — It didn’t take long for Tigers manager Brad Ausmus to change his tune.Men’s Authentic Custom Seattle Mariners Alternate Road Black MLB Jersey.

Following Saturday’s one-run loss to the A’s, Ausmus voiced his support for
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“We’re really going to have to talk about it before we make any decisions,”
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In his 11th save chance of the year and 13th appearance overall, Rodriguez was dealt his fourth blown save. The 16-year veteran admitted it’s been a tough personal stretch, as his ERA ballooned to 8.49.

“I can’t recall going through such a bad moment like I’m going through right now,” Rodriguez said. “I’m extremely disappointed. Just want to send out
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Rodriguez said he was looking forward to the chance to bounce back after Saturday’s meltdown. But he started off the ninth on Sunday by issuing a walk to
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“[The save opportunity] was definitely what I wanted,” Rodriguez said. “But, obviously, I didn’t have the result. I was trying to get some redemption, but I guess not. It didn’t work out. In a really bad stretch right now. Hopefully it’s behind already. I’ve got to find a way to put it behind me.”

If Detroit decides to go in a new direction, eighth-inning setup man Justin Wilson (1.32 ERA) seems like a logical pick to take over closing duties. While the organization looks over its options for the ninth inning, Rodriguez said he’s confident he can still handle the role.

“Definitely,” Rodriguez said. “There’s no question about it. Obviously, the numbers and the results that I’ve put up the last six weeks have been horrible. But at the end of the day, I hope they don’t give up. Because I don’t want to be
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“I have to make the adjustment. Trying to correct the problem and fix it quick as possible. Already six weeks through the season, I shouldn’t be pitching the way I’m pitching right now. There’s no excuse about it.”

Last season for the Tigers, Rodriguez recorded 44 saves and a 3.24 ERA in 61 appearances. Pressed about his ability to perform at the age of 35, Rodriguez became defensive.

“What are you trying to say — I’m done? I’m washed up?” Rodriguez said. “I don’t
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“You’re happy for him because he was a guy that had a taste of the big league life, went to Asia to play, comes back,” Ausmus said. “He wasn’t even invited to big league camp with us. He had a couple of appearances in games in the spring, then gets called up and lights the place on fire. I’m happy for him, and I’m happy for us. We’re reaping the benefits.”Men’s Authentic Customized Toronto Blue Jays Home White Stitched MLB Jersey.

Adduci also led off the eighth inning with a double and came around to score an
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The 31-year-old Adduci is a long way from Busan, Korea, where he spent the past two seasons playing for the Lotte Giants. Adduci played 61 games combined between the 2013-14 seasons with Texas, but he has never been able to carve out an everyday role with an MLB team. Friday marked his first career three-RBI game, in the latest chapter of what’s been an admitted whirlwind since his callup.

“It’s been great, though,” Adduci said. “Just playing baseball. It’s enjoying what I do, and I know where I’m at in my career, just enjoying the moment. You don’t know when your time’s up, and I know what age I’m at, so I’m just having fun.”
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Looking back at his time playing abroad, Adduci said it’s helped him appreciate these big league moments a little more.

“To a point, yeah,” Adduci said. “There’s a part of me that wants to prove that I can play here, and that guys can go overseas and come back and be successful. Absolutely.”

While Adduci might not have the range of the 24-year-old Jones in the outfield, he has provided a nice presence to the lineup. Jones, meanwhile, was batting .150 with 19 strikeouts in 40 at-bats when he went down with his injury. The speedy
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It will be interesting to see who gets to stay in Detroit once Jones is deemed healthy to return.

“We don’t have to make a decision right now, so I don’ t have to worry about it,” Ausmus said.

As if latching on with an MLB club isn’t enough motivation, Adduci is also vying for family pride. Adduci’s father, also named Jim, played 70 games over parts of four seasons from 1983-1989. On Friday night, Adduci surpassed his father with his second career double and tied him with his 15th career RBI.

“He lets me know what’s going on,” Adduci said. “Hopefully I can run into one
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Alex Espinoza is a contributor to MLB.com based out of the Bay Area, and
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